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The text on my machine is messing with my eyes!


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#1 Mcwierdo

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:04 AM

Most text in Firefox has gone Bold, while text in OpenOffice, Notepad and Internet Explorer has turned Italic!

Here are some screen shots of a website viewed in Firefox and IE:

Firefox:
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The text is in Bold

Internet Explorer:
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The text is in Italic

I don't have any shots where it looks normal, but you could go there yourself and see how it looks normally.

Notepad:
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OpenOffice:
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Does anyone know how to change this back to normal? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

P.S. As I'm writing this, I see all the text I type as being in Bold! Does it look normal on your screen?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:05 PM

A quick Google search brought me to http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/...-problem-2.html, which suggests the following:

The problem is due to the fact that the font registry entries have got corrupted. The fonts affected are Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Marlett, Terminal, etc.

The programs like IE and Firefox fail when they try to locate these fonts. The beauty is that these fonts still exist in the C:\windows\fonts folder.

To fix this issue follow these steps:
1. Click Start Into the search box, type: C:\windows\fonts
2. The fonts window will open. Click Alt+F to activate the menu. Click Install New Font in the menu.
3. In the folders dialog, browse to C:\Windows\fonts where C: is the OS drive letter.
4. All fonts would now appear under List all fonts.
5. Click Select All and then click Install.
6. Confirm the windows permission dialog.
7. A replace file dialog would appear. Click on Yes to each and every dialog that appears. This will ensure that fresh entries for fonts are written in the registry. To avoid clicking, press and hold Alt key - then press Y key for every dialog that appears.

NOTE: These steps were written for XP, not Vista, so some specific steps may vary.

If this doesn't work, there's a Solution 2.

Hope this helps! :huh:
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:13 PM

It worked! Everything is back to normal! Thanks, dude! Much appreciated!

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:06 PM

It worked! Everything is back to normal! Thanks, dude! Much appreciated!


:huh: No problem! Glad I could help!
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

Great work jntkwx!
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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